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The emotional turmoil of Holy Week (31 March)

Have you ever stopped to think of the emotional turmoil that Jesus went through in the week leading up to his death and resurrection? His anguish in Gethsemane gives us a glimpse into the level of emotions that were churning inside him and whilst people often explain this as being about the cross, we need […]


Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring…(24 March)

Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring….. I love Dad’s Army, both now and when I was a teenager.  The wonderful bungling well-meaning creativity, along with a good dose of slapstick just ticks the boxes for me.  As you will know, I live in Thetford, but what you may not know is that this town is the home […]


Running on empty (17 March)

Our Thought for the Week comes from Alan Brand, EBA Trustees and minister at ‘Renew’, Lode, Cambridgeshire.   Running on empty The onboard computer in my car tells me I’ve got enough fuel in the tank to travel 4 miles. It’s 4.3 miles to the nearest petrol station, not to mention the school run I […]


Unlocked for what? (10 March)

The thought this week is written by Nick Lear, EBA Regional Minister As you know, the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Old Testament are complementary narratives about the rebuilding of Jerusalem. They mark the beginning of the end of the Exile in Babylon. I suspect that you will have preached from them or […]


Where is your focus? (3 March)

The thought this week was written by Graeme Ross, EBA Regional Minister They were taken by the same camera, from the same angle of the same view but they are very different because of their focus. Where is your focus? There is so much going on that is demanding our attention. We are living through […]


Just keep running (24 February)

This week the thought has been written by Beth Powney, EBA Regional Minister I have never run a marathon, well I have never really run anywhere since I left school, I leave those things to others.  But I do have several members of my family who have run marathons and I have supported through the […]


Begging for Bread (17 February)

Our Thought for the Week today comes from Sean Fountain, minister at Pier Avenue Baptist, Clacton and one of our EBA Council members Begging for Bread (Image by Couleur from Pixabay) It was only a small part of the sentence, but it hit me like an express train! Yes, the story may only have been a few verses […]


Is it time for a service? (10 February)

The thought this week is written by Revd Nick Lear, EBA Regional Minister Isn’t it amazing how excited we get in the UK when it snows. You’d think it never happens from the flurry of pictures on social media that show snowy gardens and streets. Before you think I have gone all ‘bah humbug’ I […]


Return of the prodigal son (3 February)

Image – Return of the Prodigal Son, Stephanie Frostad. Used with permission. www.stephaniefrostad.com   This weeks thought is written by Revd Graeme Ross , EBA Regional Minister A few weeks ago, a church asked me if I could produce a sermon that they could use in their service on Valentine’s Day and I felt inspired […]


A different perspective (27 January)

The thought this week has been written by Revd John Goddard, EBA Trustee and Minister at Saffron Walden Baptist Church As I write the English Cricket Team (Men) are close to the end of the Second Test in Galle, Sri Lanka. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a reflection based on cricket, and it […]